Pembroke Success in Head of the River Races

by Alice Oates

On the 10th and 11th of March 2018, PCBC took to the Thames for the Head of the River Races.

Race reports by Pembroke College Boat Club

A week on from their successful bumps campaign, W1 travelled to London to race the Women’s Eights Head of the River Race (WEHORR). Starting in 298th position out of 300 racing crews, they overtook several crews down the 6.8km Championship Course, finishing in an impressive 138th place. This result puts them 5th out of the Cambridge colleges competing and 2nd in their division, and will allow them a much higher starting berth in next year’s edition.

138th/300

Crew list:

Bow Jenny Hill
2 Candice Griffiths
3 Nat Elks
4 Emma Norris
5 Molly Harte
6 Sophie Young
7 Mairenn Collins
Stroke Rhiannon Lyon

Cox Jack Mason

M1 rowed to success on Sunday, finishing as the highest placed Oxbridge College on the day.

50th / 297

Highest placed Oxbridge college on the day
Highest placed Cambridge college since 1989 (Jesus, 38th)
Highest placed Pembroke crew since 1980 (48th)

Crew list:

Bow Calum McCain
2 Rob March
3 John Hudson
4 Tom Baxter
5 Jonathan Vibhishanan
6 Seoirse Murray
7 Stijn de Graaf
Stroke Sam Ringer

Cox John Hughes

Emma Andrews (2016) took part in WEHORR as part of Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club (CUWBC) senior VIII. They finished the highest finishing 2nd VIII from any club.